Welcome to r/flexibility! Here are some resources that will answer many of the common questions we get.
Starting To Stretch is a basic stretching routine for overall flexibility. Beginners should start there.
Make sure to check out our official F.A.Q.
Experiencing pain in your neck/shoulder/back/hips/groin legs/knees/ankles when you run/walk/sit/squat/stretch? Go see a doctor! Stretching may not be the solution to your pain!
Have a "stupid" question and are afraid to ask it? (Or don't want to make a whole thread for it?) Well, feel free to ask away in this thread! There's no such thing as a stupid question. This is also a great opportunity for the rest of the community to help each other out.
As always, read the FAQ to make sure your question isn't answered already.
If you're looking for the Motivational Month threads from the past, they are all here in our Wiki.
You can also use the search bar to see if an answer to your question exists already.
We are not medical professionals. If something hurts and it doesn't go away within a week's rest, see one!
In my main goal of achieving perfect pike, I have some days where I feel I'm really moving forward, and then I get the days where it's more or less the same. I do tend to get frustrated. I get tempted to push myself harder than I should.
But looking back on everything, I could barely touch my toes a month ago. Now I can palm the ground after a good warmup. I can also touch the floor with my fingertips first thing in the morning. Never could do that before.
I'm enjoying the journey and I have to remember just to keep at it and the big progress will come. I'll have forward days and backward days and stagnant days. But that's part of the process.
I love stretching now. It's my favorite time of the day. Does that make me weird lol?
Dec 12, 2011